Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1152

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in mountain forests, grassy balds, at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellowish-white
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nabalus roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prenanthes roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-06-004:
Prenanthes roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nabalus roanensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Roan Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root


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JK Marlow    jkm0407u_32

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Inflorescence thyrsoid, the branches very short. Phyllary tips usually black, per Weakley's Flora.


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